Big Ten lunch links: Brent back with Illinois
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
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- Not surprisingly, defensive tackle Josh Brent is back working out with his Illinois teammates after serving jail time earlier this summer, Douglas Hamm writes in the Bloomington Pantagraph.
- Wisconsin comes in at No. 41 on The New York Times' countdown of FBS teams.
- Penn State recruit Robert Bolden and Illinois quarterback Juice Williams both are mentioned in Bruce Feldman's rundown of the Elite 11 quarterback camp.
- Michigan's swell of player departures could do some damage to the team's APR, Mgoblog muses.
- Pat Fitzgerald is making Northwestern football relevant again, but how long he stays in Evanston remains the big question, Noah Isackson writes in Chicago Magazine.
- Linebacker Greg Jones tops Joe Rexrode's list of the top 10 Michigan State players this fall. The Spartans could be closing in on another top recruit from Ohio, Sam Webb writes in The Detroit News.
- One Ohio State linebacker hopes to rock n' Rolle this in Columbus, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Some interesting neutral-site possibilities for Iowa, courtesy of The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Mike Hlas.
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